Heritage Glazing

In period buildings, whether they are residential houses, commercial premises or even stately homes that are open to the public, the windows are often as old as the properties themselves. As a general rule, they look historic and full of character, and can add an attractive flourish to the overall effect. Unfortunately, they can also be loose-fitting, somewhat rickety and liable to allow far too many draughts in.

The problem for owners is that replacing older-style sash windows with uPVC windows just wouldn’t be right. The property would lose some of its character, of course, and the overall effect would look completely out of context. If owners do nothing, however, they will be faced with costlier heating bills and a larger carbon footprint than they would like.

There is a solution, however, and it’s one that A-Class Glass and Joinery can provide. Heritage glazing is designed specifically with such properties in mind. The glass itself is replaced, but the original fittings and frame would remain. The benefits will be all too apparent when the heating bills arrive, but to the outside observer the windows themselves would look basically the same.

Heritage double glazing entails the use of two ultra-slim glass panes, which are either vacuum sealed or filled with krypton gas. Their slim profile enables them to fit securely in older style window frames, including both sash and casement styles. If you have older windows in your property and have given up hope of ever fixing the draught problems, you’ll be pleased to know that something can be done after all.

Listed buildings require special care from trusted experts

This is an option that has been of particular value to owners and managers of listed buildings, where there’s generally a requirement to replace windows on a like for like basis. They can therefore have windows that retain the original aesthetic look, but at the same time they can enjoy the benefits of contemporary performance standards, such as a warmer property that can also be more secure.

It’s important to remember that standard double glazing will often be unsuitable for listed, older properties, purely because the glass is too thick to fit into an original frame. Thinner layers can be just as effective, however, for keeping the home warm, muffling much of the outside noise and making the property greener in the process. Heritage glazing really does tick many of the right boxes.

Here at A-Class Glass and Joinery, we know how difficult it can be for owners of listed properties to find professionals who truly understand what it takes to supply and install the best heritage glazing for older buildings. We have the technical know-how, the finest products and the experience that it takes to offer the very best service. We’ve worked on listed properties across Scotland in the past, and we can do the same for you.

To find out more about our heritage glazing products and services, all it takes is a chat with our friendly and knowledgeable team. We can be contacted today by phone on 01382 792 044 or by email at info@a-classglassandjoinery.com. We pride ourselves on our customer-focussed approach, our clear and fair pricing structure and our ability to go the extra mile. We hope that you will be in touch in the very near future.

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